Patents Examined by Xilin Guo
  • Patent number: 10839601
    Abstract: In an image including a continuous visual field of 360 degrees, such as a celestial sphere image, in a case where a partial region is displayed as an output target region, transition from a certain output target region to the other output target region is realized smoothly and with natural feeling, without having visually uncomfortable feeling. For this reason, a transition source output target region and a transition destination output target region are specified, in an output target region which is a partial region of the entire image, which is an image having a continuous visual field of 360 degrees in at least one direction. Then, a visual field transition path from the specified transition source output target region to the specified transition destination output target region is automatically determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Nakao, Yuki Ono, Daisuke Tahara
  • Patent number: 10832466
    Abstract: Methods and systems for data visualization include comparing a random value to opacity values along a plurality of rays to determine a stopping point for each ray in a three-dimensional dataset. An expected brightness is determined for each ray based on a brightness value at the stopping point of each ray. An image is generated that visualizes the three-dimensional dataset based on the expected brightness for each ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10824869
    Abstract: Provided are systems, devices, and methods for clickless identification of an object and clickless posting of an online listing corresponding to the identified object. In one example, a method may include one or more of identifying an object included in image data obtained via a clickless image identification process, wherein the identifying is performed while the image data is being captured by an image capturing component associated with a mobile device, predicting one or more attributes of the identified object based on previous data of similar objects posted on a web resource, and displaying an identifier of the identified object and the one or more predicted attributes of the identified object on a screen of the mobile device while the clickless image identification process is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: OLX B.V.
    Inventors: Arnau Tibau-Puig, Carles Grau, Nestor Garcia, Xavier Gil, Julien Meynet, Luca Cerone, Carlos González, Jordi Castelló
  • Patent number: 10817152
    Abstract: A method can include receiving data identifying an industrial asset. The method can also include receiving data characterizing one or more sensors configured to detect a first property of the asset. The method can further include determining a first graphical representation of the asset based on the received data identifying the industrial asset, and a second graphical representation of a first sensor of the one or more sensors based on the received data characterizing one or more properties of one or more sensors. The method can further include rendering, in a graphical display space, the first graphical representation and the second graphical representation. One or more visual properties of the second graphical representation can be indicative of one or more properties of the first sensor and/or the detected first property of the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GE Inspection Technologies, LP
    Inventors: Bobby Dale Hournbuckle, Jr., Matthew Harvey Krohn, Mark Rosenberg, Tara Merry, Naren Pradyumna Dasu, Mary Campos, Williams Garcia, Grigory Nudelman
  • Patent number: 10818091
    Abstract: A visualization system using mixed reality provides an “extended view” to the pilot or other crew of an aircraft. The extended view enables the user to visualize obstructed objects projected onto the real world scene viewed by the pilot using an optical the see-through display (OSTD) thus providing the user with greater situational awareness. A LIDAR point cloud model of the environment around the aircraft is generated from two or more laser scanning devices providing a 360 degree panoramic view. The combined point cloud model is aligned with the pilot's real world view based on the pilot's “pose” and projected onto the OSTD as an overlay so that the pilot sees the combined point cloud model in relation to the real world as seen by the pilot. One aspect of the invention is that the raw sensor data from the LIDAR devices is displayed on the actual real-world scene as a point cloud without any further image processing to enhance the user's perception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Nick S. Evans, Mathew T. DeAngelis
  • Patent number: 10810973
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device and an information processing method that, when information is conveyed to a user to whom the information is desired to be conveyed, enable to convey the information to the user while the information is concealed from the other users. The information processing device includes a positional relationship detection unit that detects a positional relationship among a plurality of users, a detection unit that detects a blind spot of a first user among the plurality of users, and a display control unit that performs control for displaying information in the blind spot detected by the detection unit. The information processing device further includes a sight line detection unit that detects a sight line direction of a second user, and the display control unit performs control for displaying information in a blind spot located in the sight line direction of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mari Saito
  • Patent number: 10810783
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for dynamic real-time texture alignment for three-dimensional (3D) models. A computing device receives input images of objects in a scene, and generates a 3D model for at least one of the objects, comprising a plurality of mesh triangles. The computing device projects each mesh triangle of the 3D model to one of the input images. The computing device measures a texture discontinuity between adjacent mesh triangles of the projected image by comparing color differences in a shared edge of the adjacent mesh triangles. The computing device translates a texture associated with the adjacent mesh triangles in different directions to create texture candidates. The computing device applies the texture candidates to the corresponding mesh triangles until a seamless texture join is formed on the shared edge. The computing device generates a textured 3D model using the 3D model, the projected image, and the texture candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: VanGogh Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Yin, Geng Li
  • Patent number: 10810927
    Abstract: A method for controlling display by an electronic device is provided. The method includes, when a predetermined number or more same frame data are consecutively generated, storing the same frame data in a storage of a display driving module by an application processor, stopping transmitting frame data to the display driving module, and scanning the frame data stored in the storage and outputting to a display panel by the display driving module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Kook Lee, Hyun-Chang Shin, Dong-Sub Kim
  • Patent number: 10789755
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques that include generating, based on a description of a scene, a movie or animation that represents at least one possible version of a story corresponding to the description of the scene. This disclosure also describes techniques for training a machine learning model to generate predefined data structures from textual information, visual information, and/or other information about a story, an event, a scene, or a sequence of events or scenes within a story. This disclosure also describes techniques for using GANs to generate, from input, an animation of motion (e.g., an animation or a video clip). This disclosure also describes techniques for implementing an explainable artificial intelligence system that may provide end users with information (e.g., through a user interface) that enables an understanding of at least some of the decisions made by the AI system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Mohamed R. Amer, Timothy J. Meo, Aswin Nadamuni Raghavan, Alex C. Tozzo, Amir Tamrakar, David A. Salter, Kyung-Yoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10783604
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that executes image processing using an object group in which plural objects that perform image processing with respect to input image data stored in a storage region and output output image data are connected to each other is provided. The apparatus includes: a determination section that determines whether performing overwriting on the input image data using the output image data is possible according to each piece of processing content of the image processing; a controller that performs a setting for setting a storage region of the output image data of the image processing as a region including a storage region in which the input image data on which the overwriting is possible is stored, and performs a control for executing the image processing using the object group, with respect to the image processing for which it is determined that the overwriting is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosei Takemoto, Kazuyuki Itagaki, Takashi Nagao
  • Patent number: 10783707
    Abstract: The disclosure notably relates to a computer-implemented method for 3D reconstruction. The method comprises providing a 3D point cloud representing a real object. The method also comprises fitting the 3D point cloud with parametric surfaces. The method also comprises defining a partition of the parametric surfaces into oriented facets which respect intersections between the parametric surfaces. The method also comprises determining, among the oriented facets of the partition, a set of facets that represents a skin of the real object. The determining comprises minimizing an energy. The energy includes a data term and a constraint term. The data term increasingly penalizes discarding facets, as a level of fit between a discarded facet and the 3D point cloud increases. The constraint term penalizes formation of non-skin geometry by kept facets. Such a method provides an improved solution for 3D reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventors: Fernando Manuel Sanchez Bermudez, Mourad Boufarguine, Guillaume Randon
  • Patent number: 10776964
    Abstract: A storage unit storing first drawing data shared in common by at least two video frames among a plurality of video frames. A control unit generating second drawing data based on second drawing instruction data for drawing a portion that differs in drawing data pertaining to the plurality of video frames and generates the drawing data pertaining to the plurality of video frames by combining the first drawing data and the second drawing data. An output unit outputs video based on the drawing data pertaining to the plurality of video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Edward Parrott
  • Patent number: 10767997
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for immersive extended reality experiences on mobile platforms. In some examples, a method can include obtaining sensor measurements from one or more sensors on a mobile platform and/or a device associated with a user in the mobile platform, the sensor measurements including motion parameters associated with the mobile platform and the user; identifying features of the mobile platform and an environment outside of the mobile platform; tracking, using the sensor measurements, a first pose of the mobile platform relative to the environment outside of the mobile platform; tracking, using the sensor measurements, a second pose of the user relative to at least one of the features of the mobile platform; and tracking, based on the first pose and the second pose, a third pose of the user relative to at least one of the features of the environment outside of the mobile platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Pushkar Gorur Sheshagiri, Chayan Sharma, Chiranjib Choudhuri, Ajit Deepak Gupte
  • Patent number: 10769833
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for display processing are provided. A projection trajectory of a projectile to a target is calculated. The projectile is moved to the target when the calculated projection trajectory satisfies a shooting condition. A current viewpoint is switched to a viewpoint from the projectile, and a first animation in which the projectile is tracked is played in slow motion. The viewpoint from the projectile is then switched to a viewpoint from the target at a preset time prior to when the projectile hits the target. A second animation is subsequently played in which the target is hit by the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yang Deng
  • Patent number: 10770032
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a solution in which an electronic device configures at least one view window existing in an image frame including a plurality of post-processing areas, identifies a plurality of division areas obtained by dividing the configured view window by the plurality of post-processing areas, obtains a compensation parameter on the basis of the plurality of identified division areas, and processes an image in the view window using the obtained compensation parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Yip, Byeong-Doo Choi
  • Patent number: 10740958
    Abstract: A system for real-time filming of actors in front of a display such that, as a camera is moved in front of that display, the background and other action taking place on the display is updated to have correct based upon a relative position of the camera. The method includes displaying images on the display so as to correspond to a first perspective for objects shown on the images based upon a current position of the camera relative to the display determined using the first fixed position and the second fixed position, and continuously adjusting images shown on the display so as to correspond to additional perspectives suitable for objects shown in the images based upon movement of the camera relative to the display using an updated current position of the camera relative to the display determined using the first position and the second fixed position during the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ARWall, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Plescia, Leon Hui
  • Patent number: 10741147
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to estimating power consumption for displaying an image at a display device and sending a load signal indicating expected power consumption for displaying the image to the display device to enable the display device to adjust input voltage at its display integrated circuit (IC). The load signal may be received at a compensation circuit that generates and sends a control signal to a power IC in the display device so that the power IC adjusts its output voltage according to the control signal. In this way, the input voltage at the display IC is maintained relatively constant even when the power consumption changes to display different images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Dong Chen
  • Patent number: 10733788
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating segmented output from input regardless of the resolution of the input. A single trained network is used to provide segmentation for an input regardless of a resolution of the input. The network is recursively trained to learn over large variations in the input data including variations in resolution. During training, the network refines its prediction iteratively in order to produce a fast and accurate segmentation that is robust across resolution differences that are produced by MR protocol variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Ceccaldi, Xiao Chen, Boris Mailhe, Benjamin L. Odry, Mariappan S. Nadar
  • Patent number: 10733702
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a display panel including a plurality of pixels, a memory device configured to store pre-scaling data and compensation data, and a panel driver configured to generate first image data by performing a pre-scaling operation on input image data based on the pre-scaling data, generate second image data by performing a compensation operation on the input image data based on the compensation data, and provide a driving signal to the pixels to display a pre-scaled image corresponding to the first image data, or to display a compensated image corresponding to the second image data, wherein the pre-scaling operation is performed before the compensation operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Shin Kim, Seungho Park
  • Patent number: 10726614
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed which provide modification, editing, or extension of augmented reality and virtual reality representations of real world spaces using elevation information obtained from image processing of real world images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: EDX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Ray Skidmore, Eric Reifsnider